Spanish tomato bread

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
no cooking required

Makes 6-8 slices


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  • 1 loaf sourdough bread (or any crusty dense white bread), sliced into 6-8 thick slices
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, halved
  • 2–3 tomatoes, preferably organic, halved
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt


  1. Toast the slices of bread on both sides until pale brown.

  2. Rub one side of each slice of toast with the cut side of a clove of garlic, using a new half garlic every couple of slices.

  3. Rub the garlicky side of each slice with the cut side of a tomato. The aim is to give the bread a red colour and tomato flavour without making it too soggy. Use a new tomato half every two or three slices, as you need to.

  4. Arrange the slices on a serving plate, drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt to serve.